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We were going to take the bigness of Kirby and turn that into the intimacy of Mister Miracle’s life. Kirby used a metaphor for his time, written in the late ‘60s early ‘70s when the world was going utterly insane. We’re going to use it as a metaphor for our time, the late 2010s, when once again the world is going insane. -- Tom King

Date: 2017-09-08 04:25 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
ok love the old school alliteration in the last penultimate set of frames.

but I don't get what happened.....

Date: 2017-09-08 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
The story begins with Scott apparently attempting suicide. The rest of the issue is the fallout from that, even the ending, as Darkseid makes a move on New Genesis and Scott's still not right in the head. Barda has shown a lot of her softer side to cope with the married-person's-nightmare of a spouse's suicide attempt. But she ends up emulating Orion's tough-love tactics, and at least in the short term, it works.

But is this real? Was only the suicide attempt real, and is everything we're seeing after that Scott's hallucinations in what could be his final moments? Or was even the suicide attempt real? Such an attempt seems out of character for Scott, even allowing for different writers' interpretations... but planting the idea of suicide would be very in character for the early version of Darkseid. Darkseid used to spend less time punching Superman and more time strolling through funhouses designed to promote human despair.

Scott doesn't know what's going on any more than the rest of us. In addition to his uncertainty about the color of his wife's eyes, he spends some time with Oberon, who then vanishes, and Barda gently reminds him Oberon is dead of lung cancer.

PS: The old-school narration shows up at the start of the story too. It's really worth checking out.

Date: 2017-09-08 05:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thenicochan
This is just... amazing. I'll definitely have to pick this up. It reminds me a lot of Evangelion or Utena.

Date: 2017-09-08 06:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
I'm a simple person. I see the words "Tom King", I pick it up.

Date: 2017-09-08 06:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] leoboiko
p.s. highfive for mentioning Objectively The Best Anime, Utena!

Date: 2017-09-08 06:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thenicochan
Highfive accepted, as Utena is clearly the best! (the new Blu-ray release is oh-so-tempting!)

Date: 2017-09-08 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kd_the_movie
Ooooohhhhh her eyes turned blue again in the last panel....

Date: 2017-09-09 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] tcampbell1000
Well spotted!


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